Engine Mercedes M111 E22

The Mercedes M111 E22 engine is a 2.2 liter petrol engine with 150 hp. E22 was installed from 1992 to 2000 on Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz E-Class. This very reliable German engine has an impressive resource up to 500 thousand kilometers.

R4 Mercedes engines: M102, M111 E18, M111 E20, M111 E22, M111 E23, M166, M254, M260, M264, M266, M270, M271, M274, M282.


Production years 1992-2000
Displacement, cc 2199
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 210
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 89.9
Piston stroke, mm 86.6
Compression ratio 10.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mercedes C220 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~430 000
Weight, kg 167

Disadvantages of the M111 E22 engine

  • Most of all, grease leaks will cause you problems, and their number grows with mileage.
  • The mass air flow sensor has a modest resource; if it breaks, fuel consumption increases.
  • Up to 100,000 kilometers, the water pump almost always starts to leak in the engine.
  • From 100 to 200 thousand km, piston skirts often wear out or the exhaust cracks.
  • After 200 – 250 thousand km, the oil pump or timing chain drive already requires attention.

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